Why Proper Tire Rotation and Balance is So Important for Your Vehicle

Everyone knows that you won’t get far on bad tires. Getting your tires inspected and rotated regularly is essential to keeping your car or truck in good condition. While regular rotation is good for your tires, it also has other benefits for your vehicle that you may not have considered. A quality mechanic like Performance Auto Repair can help you make sure your tires are in good shape and that everything is working properly when you hit the road.

What is Tire Rotation?

Rotating your tires simply means that an experienced mechanic will change the position of your tires based on the manufacturer’s recommended rotation pattern. Not every vehicle has the same recommended time frame for this service; many tire stores will tell you that you should rotate your tires every 6,000 miles. Our team recommends every 5,000 to 10,000 miles based on your driving habits. Regularly scheduled intervals are the key. You’ll miss out on all the benefits of tire rotation if you don’t stick to a schedule!

The Importance of Regular Tire Rotation

You might be surprised to learn that tires wear differently depending on different factors. These can include

  • Vehicle position
  • Temperature
  • Weather conditions
  • Terrain and road conditions
  • Your driving habits
  • The quality of your suspension

Regularly rotating your tires helps to evenly distribute wear across all four tires, rather than wearing down one or two tires faster than the other two. You can increase the life of your tires and get the most out of your driving experience, both in mileage and traction. You also want to make sure that your tires are well balanced and that there’s no bouncing or wobbling when you drive. An unbalanced tire can wear unevenly, which can mean trouble for your car. As soon as your tires are rotated, they need to be rebalanced to ensure that all four tires are working together rather than unevenly bearing your vehicle.

More Benefits of Tire Rotation

You might be surprised to learn that regular tire rotations can save you money at the pump. Your tires and your vehicle have to do more work when your tires experience uneven wear and tear on the road. Decreased friction and tire pulling can lead to better gas mileage. Your vehicle will also handle better when your tires are regularly rotated because they will have less chance to become misaligned and pull at you while you drive. Finally, regular tire rotation is a preemptive step to avoiding a blow-out on the road. We’ve all seen cars stranded on the side of the highway; you can avoid that fate with regularly scheduled tire rotation.

Need to make an appointment for tire rotation or balance? Contact Performance Auto today to speak with our honest and qualified team. Let us take care of your car and truck repair today!

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